AROUND 80 people attended last week’s talk and walk at Liselane Estate and Gardens organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage as part of it’s 2014 summer programme. On a glorious evening the group assembled in the garden at the front of the main house where Dúchas Rúnaí Marian O’ Leary extended a welcome to all and spoke about the history of the estate. The house was built by William Bence Jones
THE Department of Health has confirmed that Lottery funding of €120,000 has been paid to Skibbereen Geriatric Society Ltd, Cara House, Market Street, Skibbereen, from the Department’s 2014 National Lottery Discretionary Fund.
THE DeCourcey Classic and vintage Club are delighted to have Mc&S Agrisales Ltd, New Holland dealers as partners in this year’s Harvest Working day at Barrel’s Cross, Kinsale. The Club is looking forward with anticipation to seeing the various Ford and New Holland models that will be at Barrel’s Cross on Monday 4th August.
by Stephen Johnson Margaret Blakeston who can trace her family back to Kilgarvan in South Kerry, has donated to the Kenmare Library a new book and CD about the history of Irish emigrants from Cork and Kerry to the new planned community of Stevenage in England. In From the Emerald Isle to the Greenbelt of Stevenage, she tells how the first generation of Irish settlers in Stevenage left family
At a ceremony recently in the Town Square, the Kenmare Pink Ribbon Walk Committee announced that the Walk in May had raised €31,550. The proceeds will go to the Irish Cancer Society to sustain the much needed assistance to breast cancer sufferers and their families. The Committee has thanked everyone in the community who selflessly gave of their time, energy and finance and creatively fundraised with friends to support the
CLONAKILTY Tidy Towns volunteers continue to enhance and compliment the good work of the Council, FÁS and TÚS workers in town as the streets, estates and public areas are all looking well this summer. The fine weather of the last month has helped to bring on the blooms. Great credit is due to the group and also a number of individuals who spend a lot of their own time
The Bantry Bay Lions collected over 400 sets of used spectacles, which were donated by members of the local community. Pictured are members of the Lions who took part in counting the spectacles and packaging them for distribution to third world countries. These spectacles can be of extreme importance to the people they help.
AUTHOR Lane Ashfeldt will be returning to West Cork in September to teach a workshop for new writers at the West Cork College Writers Retreat in Glengariff – www.irishwriters.ie. Lane’s book SaltWater was published earlier this year by Liberties Press Dublin. The book is a bestselling short story title this summer with a thumbs up as a must-have beach reading purchase from Irish Times magazine Gloss. SaltWater is also
THE Bere Island Midsummer Run will take place on Bere Island next Saturday July 12th at 1pm. There is something for everyone with a 5 & 10K run, a 5K walk and a children’s run around the island GAA pitch.
ARTISTS of any genre who are interested in being considered for a “Per Cent Art Project” at Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin, Cloch na gCoillte, Iarthair Chorcaí (Clonakilty), are invited to submit an expression of interest to the Bórd Bainistíochta before 25th July. All expressions must be made via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org